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Welcometo Parks Caribbean!

Parks Caribbean introduces you to some of the Caribbean’s special places, Protected Areas. These special places are often fragile, usually beautiful, always contributing to the development of Caribbean peoples. Protected areas are treasure troves of history and culture, weaving stories of struggle, liberation, love, and hope. The stories and visit to the sites helps us to understand the past, enjoy the present, and plan for the future. They protect water sources, provide food, provide medicines, and opportunities for learning and recreation. Some are so special that they are considered to be World Heritage.

Not only will you enjoy these special places, many of you will fall in love (with places and people) or get married in one.

Parks Caribbean introduces you to programmes, places, and people, but the way to truly experience protected areas in the Caribbean is to immerse yourself in these special places.

National Forestry and Protected Areas Project in Trinidad & Tobago

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 @ 10:09 PM
posted by Lloyd Gardner

The policy initiatives of the government to address loss of biological diversity and improve management of protected areas resulted in the adoption of protected areas and forestry policies in 2011. Recently, the government, with financial support from the Global Environment Facility, through the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, commenced a four-year protected areas project, […]

Jamaica gets its first World Heritage Site

Sunday, July 5, 2015 @ 03:07 PM
posted by Lloyd Gardner

The World Heritage Committee approved the Blue and John Crow Mountains World Heritage Site during its 39th Session in Bonn, Germany (June 28-July 8).

The Caribbean Plan of Action for World Heritage 2015-2019 is now available in three languages, which may be accessed through the following links: English: http://www.unesco.org/tools/fileretrieve/c67bb482.pdf Spanish: http://www.unesco.org/tools/fileretrieve/d1c4578a.pdf French: http://www.unesco.org/tools/fileretrieve/5a8063bd.pdf

Country Profiles

Reviews of country management systems

The Country Profile is a summary of protected areas programming that provides information on the national management framework, programmes and projects, relationship with economic sectors, and the linkages and responses to international environmental agreements. They also show how the benefits produced by a well-managed system of protected areas extend into communities and the national economy.

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Publications

reports on a range of protected areas topics

Parks Caribbean makes available reports on a range of protected areas topics, and may be focused on a particular site, a country, or may cover regional issues. This wealth of materials on protected areas policy and practice is used by policy makers, protected areas practitioners, students, and the general public.

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Protected Area News

Updates from the protected areas network
Parks Caribbean provides the most current information on protected areas programming in the Caribbean. Also included is global news of relevance to the Caribbean, and thought-provoking briefs and analyses prepared by our network of Members. Persons who wish to have protected areas news sent directly to their email addresses can subscribe to the Parks Caribbean news list.

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Parks and People

Contribution to sustainable development
This section of the website promotes protected areas that demonstrate the triple bottom line of sustainable development; that is, sustained and inclusive economic growth, social development, and environmental protection. Submission of site profiles must follow the Guidelines provided by Parks Caribbean.

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